Minister of Higher and TeTertiaryducation Jonathan Moyo has taken a dig at the opposition saying that they have already given up on the 2018 elections. Moyo accused the opposition parties of not being nationalistic.
Speaking at the Sapes Trust Policy Dialogue Forum titled Whither the Nationalist Project in Zimbabwe?, Moyo said:
The opposition’s biggest problem is that they are not rooted, framed or cast in the nationalist project. They are not from that tradition. They do a lot to distance themselves from the nationalist project and it is a fatal weakness and come up with launches of a new Zimbabwe.
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We are all watching, but they are likely to spend all the time until the nomination court (fighting for leadership). Prominent leaders of the opposition like Tendai Biti (People’s Democratic Party leader) have indicated a narrative that the game is over and let’s see what happens in 2023.
MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu responded with :
Jonathan Moyo should be the last person to accuse anyone of lacking nationalist grounding. It is on public record that Moyo deserted the armed struggle in Tanzania and went to study in the United States. Moyo is a political turn-coat, a classic example of a political sell-out